Marine Pollution Control: Legal and Managerial Frameworks, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Marine Pollution Control

Legal and Managerial Frameworks, 1st Edition

By Iliana Christodoulou-Varotsi

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340 pages | 24 B/W Illus.

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This book discusses in a concise manner the key aspects that are important for the understanding of regulations and managerial framework governing marine pollution. It identifies the practical context in which marine pollution comes into play and addresses the international legal regime governing the numerous sources of marine pollution, as well as the ways in which these regulations affect the conduct of day-to-day shipping operations.

With illustrations, case studies, emphasis boxes, references to case law and to national jurisdictions and other tools facilitating understanding and knowledge, readers will find helpful guidance on:

  • the sources of marine pollution (including ship-source pollution and pollution from the offshore oil and gas sector);
  • the forms of cooperation needed in order to tackle the prevention, management and response to marine pollution;
  • overview of MARPOL Convention, other key IMO conventions, and selected regional regimes;
  • legal ramifications, including P & I Clubs and limitation of liability;
  • involvement of the flag State, coastal State and port State;
  • industry best practice;
  • the human element

Marine Pollution Control will be a useful guidance tool for shipping Industry professionals, (P & I) Clubs, Legal practitioners, maritime administrators, as well as academics and students of marine pollution.


"the result of meticulous research…, the book emerges as a practical and useful tool in the hands of any government, lawyer, professional, academic or student in shipping."

Nicos Anastasiades, President of Cyprus

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Marine Pollution from Oil Chapter 2. The International Regulation, Prevention and Management of Marine Environmental Pollution Created by the Offshore Oil and Gas Industry Chapter 3. Marine Oil Pollution in The United States of America: A Framework for Prevention and Response to Marine Oil Pollution Incidents Chapter 4. Marine Pollution from Sewage Chapter 5. Marine Pollution from Wastes Chapter 6. Frameworks Governing Marine Pollution from the Transportation of Chemicals by Sea Chapter 7. Air Pollution from Shipping Chapter 8. Other Sources of Marine Pollution: Ballast Water, Harmful Substances in Anti-fouling Systems, Ship Breaking Activities and Other Chapter 9. Preparedness, Response, and Cooperation in the Context of Marine Pollution Chapter 10.The Contribution of the Human Element to Marine Pollution Control Chapter 11. Legal Aspects of Marine Pollution from Ships

About the Author

Dr. Iliana Christodoulou-Varotsi has been a Legal Consultant (Member of the Athens Bar Association) since 1995. In her capacity as a law drafter, she has consulted extensively on the harmonisation of domestic maritime safety and marine environment protection law to EU law. Specialising in regulatory compliance in shipping, she is an experienced Trainer working in collaboration with the Lloyd’s Maritime Academy and DNV GL. Dr Christodoulou-Varotsi is also a Visiting Lecturer at ALBA Graduate Business School at the American College of Greece. She has taught and published internationally in the area of marine pollution regulations.

About the Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / General
LAW / Environmental
LAW / Maritime